Sustainable shipping should be part of organizations’ corporate strategy! Here are seven examples describing good practices and successful cases of sustainable shipping implementation in the industry.
Shipping is the most environmentally sound mode of transport, having the lowest carbon footprint per unit of cargo transported. Therefore, we are talking about an essential component of sustainable economic growth. But how does shipping industry contribute to achieving UN SDGs?
Ports are playing a pivotal role in the maritime sector; policies regarding sustainability are important to consider that ports are different in terms of location, size and governance (privatized, public, small ports, tourism-oriented, hubs). However, they share common environmental priorities.
Shipping industry is an integrated part of the global economy. But, which comes first? Profit, society or environment? How critical is to meet both the increasing environmental and social challenge with the right mindset and resources?
The Swedish port of Gothenburg issued its sustainability report for 2017 analyzing how it worked in the past year on steady improvements to reduce the operation’s environmental footprint, under its annual environmental plan, which is based on the City of Gothenburg’s environmental programme.
In its sustainability report for 2017, Italian oil and gas giant Eni details its work undertaken in three key areas: climate change, operating model and cooperation with communities and third parties, with a view to improve access to energy. The report reveals a reduction in emissions from oil and gas operations and a reduction of casualties as well.
American energy major ExxonMobil announced greenhouse gas reduction measures, including a 15% decrease in methane emissions and a 25% reduction in flaring. The company also revealed its intention to improve energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities.
The UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a Clean Air Strategy, aiming to reduce air pollution, backed up through a new legislation. It is estimated that the action set out will reduce the costs of air pollution to society by an estimated £1 billion every year by 2020. The strategy is part of UK’s 25 Year Plan to improve its environmental footprint.
The all-electric catamaran “Future of the Fjords” has been delivered from Brødrene Aa to the owner and operator The Fjords. Future of the Fjords will make around 700 yearly round trips along the UNESCO World Heritage listed fjord route between Flåm and Gudvangen. The boat will be powered by two electric engines.
The world is changing. Technologies that were once thought as the absolute norm, are now becoming old-fashioned. Of course the shipping industry is no exception. Up until now, ships have been sailing using fuels. These may have been diesel, or even LNG, which is increasing. However, there is a new trend in ships’ propulsion. That is no other than electricity.
- Women in shipping
IMO workshop supports women in port management22/06/2018
First LNG carrier with full re-liquefaction system delivered22/06/2018
BSM, Columbia combine their global buying power22/06/2018
Spain received its first ever offshore wind turbine22/06/2018
Managing cyber risk requires a ‘top-down’ approach22/06/2018
Workshop boosts preparedness on HNS spills in Mediterranean22/06/2018
- Green Shipping
Port of Rotterdam, partners call for smarter use of biomass22/06/2018
- Maritime Knowledge
Learn from the past: The Princess of the Seas deadly sinking22/06/2018
Ship refused access to the Paris MoU region22/06/2018
Watch: IMO safety tips for ferries passengers22/06/2018